Deviant Peer Associations and Perceived Police Legitimacy: Is There a Connection?

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    • Subject Terms:
    • Author-Supplied Keywords:
      deviant peers
      obligation to obey
      police legitimacy
      procedural justice
      trust in police
    • Abstract:
      For police officers to effectively enforce the law, it is imperative that citizens perceive of them as legitimate authority figures. Although procedural justice has shown to be a salient predictor of perceived police legitimacy, a recent line of studies has discovered other significant correlates of this outcome. No study though has explored whether deviant peer associations share a relationship with law enforcement legitimacy evaluations. Questionnaire data were collected from a convenience sample of university students (N = 623) to determine whether measures of friend's attitudes favorable toward criminal acts as well as friend's actual criminal behaviors predicted both the obligation to obey and trust in police constructs of police legitimacy. Results indicated that friend's attitudes supportive of criminal behaviors negatively predicted each police legitimacy concept, while somewhat unexpectedly, respondents who reported having many friends who engaged in past crimes were more likely to obey the police. Policy implications are discussed. [ABSTRACT FROM AUTHOR]
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    • Full Text Word Count:
      14666
    • ISSN:
      0887-4034
    • Accession Number:
      10.1177/0887403417742949
    • Accession Number:
      138373112
  • Citations
    • ABNT:
      FERDIK, F. V.; GIST, J.; EVANS, S. Z. Deviant Peer Associations and Perceived Police Legitimacy: Is There a Connection? Criminal Justice Policy Review, [s. l.], v. 30, n. 8, p. 1127–1162, 2019. DOI 10.1177/0887403417742949. Disponível em: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=hch&AN=138373112. Acesso em: 26 out. 2020.
    • AMA:
      Ferdik FV, Gist J, Evans SZ. Deviant Peer Associations and Perceived Police Legitimacy: Is There a Connection? Criminal Justice Policy Review. 2019;30(8):1127-1162. doi:10.1177/0887403417742949
    • APA:
      Ferdik, F. V., Gist, J., & Evans, S. Z. (2019). Deviant Peer Associations and Perceived Police Legitimacy: Is There a Connection? Criminal Justice Policy Review, 30(8), 1127–1162. https://doi.org/10.1177/0887403417742949
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      Ferdik, Frank Valentino, Jon Gist, and Sara Z. Evans. 2019. “Deviant Peer Associations and Perceived Police Legitimacy: Is There a Connection?” Criminal Justice Policy Review 30 (8): 1127–62. doi:10.1177/0887403417742949.
    • Harvard:
      Ferdik, F. V., Gist, J. and Evans, S. Z. (2019) ‘Deviant Peer Associations and Perceived Police Legitimacy: Is There a Connection?’, Criminal Justice Policy Review, 30(8), pp. 1127–1162. doi: 10.1177/0887403417742949.
    • Harvard: Australian:
      Ferdik, FV, Gist, J & Evans, SZ 2019, ‘Deviant Peer Associations and Perceived Police Legitimacy: Is There a Connection?’, Criminal Justice Policy Review, vol. 30, no. 8, pp. 1127–1162, viewed 26 October 2020, .
    • MLA:
      Ferdik, Frank Valentino, et al. “Deviant Peer Associations and Perceived Police Legitimacy: Is There a Connection?” Criminal Justice Policy Review, vol. 30, no. 8, Oct. 2019, pp. 1127–1162. EBSCOhost, doi:10.1177/0887403417742949.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      Ferdik, Frank Valentino, Jon Gist, and Sara Z. Evans. “Deviant Peer Associations and Perceived Police Legitimacy: Is There a Connection?” Criminal Justice Policy Review 30, no. 8 (October 2019): 1127–62. doi:10.1177/0887403417742949.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      Ferdik FV, Gist J, Evans SZ. Deviant Peer Associations and Perceived Police Legitimacy: Is There a Connection? Criminal Justice Policy Review [Internet]. 2019 Oct [cited 2020 Oct 26];30(8):1127–62. Available from: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=hch&AN=138373112